Whatever the results of the election, or whether we are still in the pandemic or not, this fall is likely to be a season of uncertainty and heightened emotions. This series of four workshops will help participants connect with each other, relieve stress, heighten awareness, and feel more grounded, no matter what is happening in the outside world. We are sure to find some laughter and some “ah hahs.”
The first two workshops will be based on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or “tapping”). “Tapping” is a technique that calms stress biochemistry in the body and balances and restores natural energy and well-being. Everyone will not only experience the calming, grounding effects of EFT but will also learn to use this simple technique whenever they are feeling beset by life and want a better feeling perspective.
The last two workshops will be based on Lectio Divina, a contemplative practice with ancient roots in Judeo-Christian tradition. The practice provides a structure for listening, reflecting, writing, and sharing. The practice of Lectio Divina increases self-awareness, compassion, and a sense of inner strength and “rightness” within oneself. It often results in a sense of wonder and delight that lasts throughout the day.
General Public/Members: $65/$60 Four Sessions
Thursdays, 10:30 – 12:00 pm
Your Teacher: Lou Ellyn Jones is an Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner and has been in 12-step recovery for more than three decades. In addition to her work with EFT, Lou Ellyn is a student of contemplative practices and has been doing reflective writing and other expressive activities for decades. In 2018 she walked the Camino De Santiago through Portugal, a life-changing experience that taught her ways of “staying the course” when uncertain and fearful and the way forward is unclear and when you would rather just quit. She is a certified EFT Coach and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. She is a former fish and wildlife biologist at US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Lou Ellyn’s website is www.helptofindyourvoice.com